Notre Dame football recruiting: Irish commit Kinlaw has surgery
Kinlaw, a 6-2, 184-pound senior-to-be from Galloway, N.J., injured the leg on June 30 playing in the first tournament game in the IFAF U-19 World Championship in Austin, Texas for the United States team against American Samoa.
Absegami High head coach Dennis Scuderi Jr. told the Press of Atlantic City that Kinlaw is out indefinitely after a screw was inserted in his leg during last week's surgery.
"It could be as long as the season, but it could be as short as a couple games," Scuderi told the paper. "There's such a broad range in there when he could be back, if at all, and I don't want to put any pressure on him to feel like he has to come back."
Scuderi told the Press of Atlantic City that the screw is scheduled to be removed in mid-August and Kinlaw should be able to start rehabilitation by late August.
Kinlaw missed the last four games last season with an injury to the same leg. Absegami opens its season on Sept. 7. Both Scuderi and Kinlaw told the paper that the injury shouldn't affect his future with Notre Dame.
More visitors this weekend
Concord, Calif., defensive end Austin Hooper told the Tribune he would be visiting Notre Dame for three days this weekend. Hooper, a senior-to-be at De La Salle High, said he was leaving California on Thursday and visiting the Irish the rest of the weekend.
The 6-foot-5, 240-pound Hooper could fill the role of a hybrid outside linebacker and defensive end in the 3-4 Irish defense.
A three-star prospect, Hooper is ranked as the No. 28 weakside defensive end by Rivals.com and the No. 29 strongside defensive end by 247Sports.com.
Hooper's offer list is heavy on Pac-12 programs and includes Oregon, California and Washington.
Class of 2014 offensive lineman K.C. McDermott is also expected to visit campus this weekend, said 247Sports.com national recruiting writer Steve Wiltfong.
McDermott, a 6-6, 275 pound offensive tackle for Palm Beach (Fla.) Central High, ranks as the No. 6 player at his position in the 2014 class according to 247Sports.
McDermott already holds over 10 offers including ones from Miami, Ohio State, Auburn, Florida and Michigan.
Hargreaves picks Florida
Five-star cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III announced a verbal commitment to Florida on Thursday.
Hargreaves, from Tampa, Fla., named Notre Dame to his top five last Friday following a recent campus visit but decided to choose the Gators. Hargreaves is considered one of the top corners in the 2013 class.
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